May 17 - May 23
Norman Mailer once said that he had never looked into eyes as chilling as Burt Lancaster’s. Sam Shepard spent days as a boy trying to copy his smile. Accomplished athelete, card-carrying member of the ACLU and creative producer, Burt Lancaster was one of the greatest actors in the history of American cinema. On the occasion of his 100th birthday, a selection of his best films.
Film Society presents a monthly documentary showcase that will take audiences on a tour of the most exciting, innovative and consciousness-raising non-fiction filmmaking being made in the world today, with in-person filmmaker appearances, panel discussions and more!
May 31 - Jun 6
Since 2007, Film Society has been showing environmental documentaries in our monthly Green Screens program. Now we focus on the planet for an entire week of films that examine eco-crises and also highlight what people all around the world are doing to face these challenges.
Jun 6 - Jun 12
Open Roads has become the leading North American showcase for contemporary Italian cinema, as well as one of our most popular programs. Established filmmakers premiere new works alongside discoveries from fresh and emerging talent, with in-person appearacnes at almost every screening. So join us once again in welcoming back an old friend: Italian cinema!
Jun 10 - Jul 11
As an extension of our NYFF Live talks during the 50th New York Film Festival, Film Society will host free talks throughout the summer with filmmakers and actors including Sofia Coppola, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, David Lowery, and more! Check back for additions to this summer's lineup...
Jun 10 - Jun 27
Crafting his own unique niche where martial arts, jaw-dropping slapstick stunt work, and fast-paced thrills collide, Jackie Chan's films have brought delight to millions. So get over to Film Society to meet the man himself and gaze with awe at one of the most vital and inimitable canons of film comedy ever made.